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Watch today’s Tottenham Transfer round-up
By Harry Hotspur -

One gets the sense that the proverbial ball has yet to get rolling with Spurs transfer gossip. We’re still very much in a holding pattern, with reheated rumours about Paulo Dybala being served up again. John McGinn’s agent deserves some sort of award, just for getting his client’s name out there, and in the mix. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the boy, it’s just that we desperately need creativity in our midfield and the Villa player isn’t that kinda guy…

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Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
1 month ago

Assuming that we get a top four place which I suspect even Spurs will struggle to cock up, although Delia might whip up a concoction to lay us low, we are in the hands of our beloved leader to take us into the promised land. Conte has played a great game. It looks like he has got us a top four place which is a pretty good result from where we where and he only signed a short term contract. He is in the pound seats now. His reputation will remain unsullied even if he walks after inevitably being let down by Levy.
Most if not all the fans know where we need to strengthen although this rather obvious fact seems to consistently escape the attentions of the powers to be. If we are going to go down the usual mantra that we are different from other clubs and that we have to sell before we buy, it will go badly. All the top clubs will inevitably strengthen which is what proper football clubs do in a timely fashion.
Without going into a long diatribe regarding Levy’s well documented failures in the property market, I thought I would mention a couple of examples which frankly make me laugh.
He pays Dele Alli £200,000 a week whilst paying Eriksen £70,000. Having failed to agree terms with Eriksen, he puts him on the market for circa £150,000,000 based on Coutinho’s sale price. He ends up selling him for £17,000,000 to Inter where he wins the League title under Conte.
Alli by this stage goes from bad to worse and is mistaken by Mourinho for his brother! We turn down a loan deal with PSG and he stays at Spurs where he continues his slide into oblivion. Finally our beloved chairman bites the bullet and he goes to Everton on a free where we are told we could earn up to £40,000,00 if he makes the requisite number of appearances. It was reported yesterday Everton will look to sell him at the end of the season and hope to get a fee of £20,000,000 for him from which we are due 25%, ie, £5,000,000.
A rather sad story, methinks.
With regards to new recruits, I am sure Conte and Paratici have their eyes on a number of players, but we have been there before.
Just out of self interest, we could do worse than look at Nathan Collins of Burnley who looks a great prospect and perhaps Dennis of Watford although Frenkie de Jong would be a great addition but I won’t be holding my breath.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
1 month ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Sorry, make that transfer market not property market.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 month ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Levy’s ears would have pricked up when you said property market.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
1 month ago

Dybala…This must be year 5 we’ve been linked to him.

For sanity only believe a transfer when the targets actually in the shirt and running out the tunnel to play. Anything else is just speculation.

Chris
Chris
1 month ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

Perhaps he’s vying to be the new Leandro Damiao!

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
1 month ago
Reply to  Chris

Are we still in for him too

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 month ago

Levy has a conundrum to solve this summer. He already owes 80m euros on Romero and Kulu and that’s money spent without even improving the current squad. Then there is the Ndombele shaped elephant in the room stinking the place out and draining 200k a month on top. My lord if we’d paid Eriksen even two thirds of that money he’d still be with us wracking up the assists and goals most likely.
On top of all that he has a manager who knows his boss is stingy and hence only signed an 18 month deal as if to say “okay Daniel I’ll take you for a test drive”. Fact is Conte is in the driving seat and Levy very much in the boot.
This squad as it stands is nowhere near good enough to compete in Europe and the PL, plus the cups. In addition Levy can no longer fall back on his favourite excuses such as covid and a small stadium return. He now has the baldy stadium turning over max income, both from fans and events.Remember the chairman’s speech and statements from a few years back stating that he wanted to make us the best team in Europe? Well that time is here Danny boy, you have the stadium turning over nicely, You have a world class manager and even 2 world class players still young enough to impact results for several more years. This is the major crossroads as targeted additions to the squad are needed, not utility players or more cheapo wingers that the manager doesn’t need, but players that can walk straight into the first team. Are you going to behave like a man or a mouse?

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
1 month ago

If you think Levy can’t use covid as an excuse anymore…you might be in for a shock. The man used Brexit before it actually happened.

We went from apparently trying to be the best team in Europe to “look, we’ve been in Europe for x seasons!”, glossing over the fact that most of those were largely uninspiring stints in the EL. Which we thought beneath us and in which we couldn’t even get past the QFs.

Paranoid Android
Paranoid Android
1 month ago

Squeeek.. And get me some more Fromage from the cheese room.

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
1 month ago

I imagine we’ll make the loans permanent and then mostly look for more ‘try now, buy later’ deals.

It’ll all come out in the wash.

I see four coming in, two defenders, one mid, one ‘attacker’ of some type. Yes, I think we’ll only improve one wing back position, just have a feeling

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 month ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

Getting players in on loans with option to buy is the way to go, especially considering our history of strikers…

eddie
eddie
1 month ago

No excuses and nowhere to hide now for the narcisistic meglomaniac.This summer is crunch time and he must know it.

I can’t believe he hasn’t already been apraisd by Conte of exactly wht he is expecting in the upcoming transfer window.

Levy has two choices ,back the manager of face inevitable revolt by the fans.It’s not rocket science,but I don’t have much faith.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 month ago
Reply to  eddie

22 years and counting, it’s D-Day.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 month ago

By the way NLardarse is 200k a week not a month, my mistake. Eeek.

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
1 month ago

Dybala announcement to follow swiftly after our signing of Leandro Damião. Another transfer rumour that has rumbled on for three or four years, and one we’re wholly sick of. It isn’t going to happen; frankly, I suspect that this is just something journalists reheat every once in a while without much evidence at all.

Don’t see us signing McGinn exactly due to the reasons mentioned – long contract and a position where we don’t really need reinforcements.

I happen to be in the camp of “we need five or six players”, but remain to be convinced that Levy would actually sanction that. In my rather sceptical mind, we get top 4, Conte demands signings, doesn’t get them, leaves and is replaced by Poch who will be tasked with making our deadwood perform.

I don’t think we will implode against Norwich, so I expect us to do that in the long run.

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